One year and 100 million legal downloads later, the BitTorrent Bundle platform — an online marketplace for 'Bundles,' in which content creators can distribute a combination of free and "gated" content — is increasingly taking hold as a viable marketing and distribution platform.
Closing out Tuesday’s panels at the New Music Seminar in New York, traditional radio formats were presented as a tool just as necessary as streaming and other online platforms for music discovery and marketing strategies.
Daniel Glass of Glassnote Entertainment, Steve Hill of Warp Records, Andy Chen of Aspiro Group), Peter Szabo of Shazam and Ari Taitz of ADA Worldwide spoke on a panel on "The Globalization of Music" at New York City's New Music Seminar Monday.
As streaming music services and social media tools continue to evolve, the music industry is keeping a close eye on the new media’s metrics -- while making sure that quality music remains a priority. This was the overarching theme of "The Future of Social Music," a three-hour long program presented by Spotify as part of New York's sixth annual Social Media Week.
One-fifth of Spotify's on-demand music catalog of over 20 million songs haven't once been heard by Spotify's active global user base of 24 million, according to the service’s 2013 year-end report. When Jordan heard this fact, the seeds for the instantly popular Forgotify app -- which was released just two weeks ago -- were placed.
How Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe patiently and pragmatically built their group Lucius over the six years to where they're now getting synchs, playing Bonnaroo this weekend and signed a label deal may be something of a template for emerging artists -- but it didn't happen overnight.